or best performance, use 18-gauge wire to connect
Type BW to your track. Start by attaching a lockon to your track.
Connect your layouts track wires to PowerStations track
power terminals labeled A and U. The A wire connects to the lockons
center-rail spring clip (no. 1). The U wire connects to the lockons
outer-rail spring clip (no. 2).
Type BWs track U terminal and accessory
U terminal are common. Therefore accessory ground connections can
be made to the track, if desired.
Use bare wire, banana plugs or U-shaped connectors
on all Type BW connections, with no more than two wires on each terminal.
On larger layouts where several track connections are required, the
use of separate junctions/terminal
strips is recommended to prevent voltage drops.
Make sure all connections are very secure.
A loose connection can produce extremely high temperatures. For this
reason, do not touch terminals or track connections during use. Also
do not locate scenery materials such as lichen or ground foam near
Next, connect BW/PowerHouse by inserting its
connector intoType BWs input jack. Plug BW/PowerHouse into a
wall outlet (120 volts, 60 cycles). Turn on BW/PowerHouse. (Always
switch off BW/PowerHouse any time youre not operating your railroad.)